Steffi Graf was born Stefanie Maria Graf on the 14th of June, 1969 in Mannheim, West Germany. She is probably one of the greatest tennis players in all of tennis history. She won 22 Grand Slam singles titles… a record that is second, out of all male and female players, to Margaret Smith’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles. Steffi has won 107 singles titles. She was named the greatest female tennis player of the 20th Century by a panel of experts in December 1999. In 1988, Steffi captured what is known as the Golden Slam… winning a gold medal in the singles in the Olympics and all four Grand Slam titles. Steffi was ranked as Number 1 for a record 377 weeks, which is longer than any player – male or female – ever. She is also the only player to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments (as a singles player) four times or more each. Steffi was versatile across all surfaces, and she retired in 1999 when she was ranked Number 3 in the world. Steffi was an early starter, being taught by her father when she was three, and competing in her first tournament at just five years old. Steffi married on court pal Andre Agassi in October 2001, and just four days later Steffi gave birth to their son Jaden Gil. He was six weeks premature. Jaz Elle, a daughter, blessed them with her presence in 2003.